The semantics of clinical information systems (elective 1.c.)


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

IT-System development on bachelor level

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Have knowledge of standards on information and communication models in health care
  • Understand classifications and terminology models in health care
  • Have knowledge on terminology and semantics in clinical information systems from interface to database level
  • Understand use of clinical information for primary and secondary purposes
  • Have knowledge on different research approaches related to terminology and models in clinical information systems


  • Can analyze the need for terminology and classifications in a given clinical information system
  • Can choose appropriate standards for a given clinical information system
  • Can discuss issues associated with primary and secondary use of clinical information
  • Can design protocols for studies in clinical information systems


  • Are able to evaluate terminology and models in clinical information systems

Type of instruction

Lectures and exercises.



Name of examThe semantics of clinical information systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please contact the   programme student counsellors if you consider applying to the education and you have questions.

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKliniske informationssystemernes semantik (valgfag 1.c.)
Module codeSTIST11K1_5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Biomedical Engineering and Informatics)
Study BoardStudy Board of Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine